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“Excellent weekend resort” 5 of 5 stars
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Beside Punyalakshmi Garden, Diamond Harbour 74731, India   |  
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent weekend resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A nice weekend getaway ( 50 kms from Kolkata in Diamond Harbour), Punyalakshmi is a perfect weekend getaway form the hustle and bustle of a metro city.

The drive from Kolkata is quite smooth, barring a few places where highways are being contructed and one or two smaller towns where traffic can be slow.

Thee hotel location is right on the Hooghly River . However the approach from the main road to the hotel is quite bad but its just about 500 mtrs.

The property is very beautiful and nicely landscaped. The old building is not very impressive ( though i never stayed in them). However, the new wing which is called cottages is just out-of-the world. Rooms are smart and cosy and you can get a great view from nearly all the rivers.

the entire property is beautifully landscaped with two swimming pools ( one is just a dip pool), lovely lawns and plenty of places to sit ( both covered and uncovered) by the river and laze away.

There is not much to do in the resort apart from walking, sitting by the riverside or swimming and its perfect for a bigger group. Also there is nothing to do outside the resort though you could go for a walk on the diamond harbour river front which is 2 minutes away.

The service was decent and the food ( bengali food ) was excellent. The staff was quite friendly and warm 9 (but a tad overworked).

Overall we had a good experience in this weekend getaway resort.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We just visited this hotel last month - May 2014. We had 5 rooms booked. We had an excellent 2 days spent over there. We are very satisfied as its a short trip from Kolkata & u cld plan at any weekend subject to availability of room. A bit costly as no other competitions are there of this category. Again going on June 2014 to spend a weekend with my family & fiiends. S Sengupta

Room Tip: If budget is not a constraint u can try for cottages.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Located on the Ganges,at the heart of Diamond Harbour,Hotel Punyalakshmi is an abode of tranquility and serenity in the lap of mother nature,lapped by the waves of the Ganges and kissed by the rays of the setting sun over the horizon.Superb landscaping, meticulous maintainance,good housekeeping,prompt service & generator backup, courteous staff,good food-all make Punyalakshmi a perfect & affordable weekend getaway from the hustle bustle of city life.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I was going to Diamond Harbor at the weekend for the short day trip with friends. When I reach the hotel I felt amazing. There was a big ground covered with grass. The swimming pool all the amazing. The Ganges side resting place where you can take a sip of your coffee or tea. We booked the AC room. The room and toilet was clean. The staff was very friendly.

Overall there have very friendly atmosphere. I will defiantly go the Punyalakshmi again.

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Room Tip: If you want to go there. Please book the room at least 4 days ago. then you can choice your desired...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's a nice place for weekenders comprising family or friends. The location of the place is just on the river BHAGIRATHI surrounded by greeneries. Rooms are well furnished and maintained. Staffs are well behaved and always ready for service.. Foods are delicious. I had been there with my friends on 13th & 14 th April 2014. We are overwhelmed.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This trip was planned based on some facebook photographs I came across of a friend who had visited the place a couple of weeks back. It was a last minute plan on Saturday and we left within an hour of freezing the plan. Hence the most expensive rooms were available but I guess it was worth as the rooms were really nice, clean and comfortable.

Positives:
Clean and appealing landscape within the resort
Superb view of the Ganges river; calm and relaxing
Well maintained rooms
Children play area, small swimming pool, resting zones etc

Negatives:
Awful restaurant environment (not even enough space)
Sub standard complimentary breakfast (the dinner was however fine)
Poor service quality and untrained staff

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Decided to celebrate kid's birthday this year with a all day outing. After some searching ad reference checking decided on Punyalakshmi Resort at Diamond Harbour. A short one and half hours drive on the bank of the mighty Ganges where the river is at its best dimension wise before merging into the sea. Road condition is very good albeit small traffic bottlenecks. The approach to the resort is pretty demotivating and pretty hard to locate actually. But once you are in the scene changes. The resort is extremely well appointed and well-maintained with wonderful landscaped garden overlooking the huge Ganges at one end with pools, gym, bar everything within the premises. Parking is also ample. Rooms are pretty nice though the AC in our room was not at par. But we hardly stayed indoors so did not bother much about it. Overall we had a nice experience at the resort in terms of everything be it food, facility, service, accommodation et al. Probably this would be the best destination at Diamond Harbour as on date. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a day out or weekend trip with friends or family.

Room Tip: Go for the cottages (not the ones by the pool) for the best room options. If you are not booking one...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Punyalakshmi

Address: Beside Punyalakshmi Garden, Diamond Harbour 74731, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Diamond Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Diamond Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 51
Also Known As:
Hotel Punyalakshmi Diamond Harbour, West Bengal

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